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A 44-year-old member asked:

I'm wondering if i drink diet coke will it cause me not to lose weight?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Good question: It contains a chemical that causes a phenomenon known as excitotoxicity in brain cells. We have information now that indicates that changes in brain are responsible for obesity (failure to process food properly) and it is possible that sweeteners are at least partially responsible for obesity.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can drinking pepsi max cause me to lose weight?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Not really: Too much caffeine causes more harm than good and really does not clearly cause weight loss.
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